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Overview

Introduction to Irving, Texas

Irving is a Texas city located twelve miles west of Dallas in west central Dallas County. Located on Texas State Highway 183 and easily accessible to Interstate Highways I-30 and I-35, the city houses a portion of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Irving is home to the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America.

Irving began in 1889 as a settlement called Gorbit. In 1894 the name of the settlement was changed to Kit, and its location was shifted to accommodate an anticipated railroad route. When the route did not follow its original plan, Julius Otto Schulze and Otis Brown promoted a third town site in 1903. They named the town Irving, most likely after Washington Irving, who happened to be Mrs. Brown's favorite author. By 1912 the growing town boasted a population of 500, and in 1914, Irving became incorporated. The city continued its growth throughout the 20th century. In 1956 the University of Dallas in Irving was founded, and by the end of the 1970s the city's population was well over 100,000. In 1971, Texas Stadium was built to accommodate the city's prized resident, the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys.

Irving Places of Interest

The Irving Arts Center combines big time entertainment and cultural events in a single complex. Within the complex are two state-of-the art theaters; four galleries; meeting and classroom facilities; and an outdoor sculpture garden located on a ten-acre site. More than 300 performances and 20 rotating exhibits are featured annually. Other cultural and entertainment sites in or around Irving include the following:

  • Mustangs of Las Colinas: A breathtaking sculpture of nine larger-than-life bronze mustangs galloping across a granite stream
  • National Scouting Museum: The Official Museum of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Las Colinas Flower Clock: A larger-than-life sized clock where fresh flowers bloom year-round
  • Mandalay Canal Walk at Las Colinas: A tree-lined cobblestone walkway reminiscent of a European village
  • Amon Carter Museum: One of the nation's premiere museums of American and Western art
  • Casa Mañana Theatre (Fort Worth): The nation's first permanent theater-in-the-round
  • Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Center (Fort Worth): The newest theatre venue in the Dallas/Fort Worth area
  • Majestic Theater (Dallas): Originally opened in 1921 and recently renovated and restored
  • Fair Park Music Hall (Dallas): Home to a series of summer musicals and also the State Fair of Texas in October
  • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas): One of the world's most celebrated and acoustically superior concert halls
  • Fort Worth Water Gardens: A beautifully landscaped five-acre park located in downtown Fort Worth

Located in Irving is Texas Stadium, renowned home park of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Current plans are for the Cowboys to relocate to a new stadium in nearby Arlington in 2009. Arlington is currently home to another professional sports team, Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. Other area sports teams include the Dallas Mavericks (NBA basketball), Dallas Stars (NHL hockey) and FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.

Demographics

People

Total Population235,648
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens7.4%
Employed Population 16+121,396
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36%
Median Earnings25+$36,220
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,257
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,792

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,263
% Above Poverty Level85.7%
% Below Poverty Level14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,003
Median House Value$155,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)71%
German4.9%
Irish4.1%
English3.9%
African2.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian1.2%
Scottish0.9%
Arab0.8%
Polish0.7%
Nigerian0.6%
Dutch0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Somali0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Irving Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes75038, 75039, 75060, 75061, 75062, 75063
P.O. Box Zip Codes75014, 75015, 75016, 75017
Phone Area Codes214, 469, 817, 972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.85
Approximate Longitude-96.96

Irving Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationFERRIS
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance28.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cockrell Hill4,273$53,714
Dallas1,300,122$51,220
Euless54,135$68,813
Farmers Branch33,808$70,679
Grand Prairie188,664$68,048
Highland Park9,071$250

Irving Public Libraries

Irving Public Library
801 W IRVING BLVD
Irving, Texas
(972) 721-2628

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Irving Hospitals

Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
400 West Interstate 635
(972) 868-4000
Baylor Surgical Hospital At Las Colinas
(Proprietary)
400 West Interstate 635
Baylor Medical Center At Irving
(Non-profit)
1901 North Macarthur Boulevard
Las Colinas Medical Center
(Proprietary)
6800 North Macarthur Boulevard

Irving Public Schools

Houston Middle
3033 W Country Club Rd
ZIP: 75038
(972) 600-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 925
Jack E Singley Academy
4601 N Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 75038
(972) 600-5300
High
Total Enrollment 1726
Jackie Mae Townsell El
3700 Pleasant Run
ZIP: 75038
(972) 600-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 898
Winfree Academy Charter School (irving)
3110 Skyway Cir S
ZIP: 75038
(972) 251-2010
High
Total Enrollment 149
La Villita El
1601 Camino Lago Way
ZIP: 75039
(972) 968-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Uplift Educatiion-north Hills Prep Pri
606 E Royal Ln, Ste 500
ZIP: 75039
(972) 501-0645
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Uplift Education-north Hills Prep H S
606 E Royal Ln, Ste 500
ZIP: 75039
(972) 501-0645
High
Total Enrollment 527
Uplift Education-north Hills Prep Middle
606 E Royal Ln, Ste 500
ZIP: 75039
(972) 501-0645
Middle
Total Enrollment 470
Bowie Middle
600 E 6th St
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-3000
Middle
Total Enrollment 962
Britain El
631 Edmondson Dr
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Brown El
2501 W 10th St
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 797
Elliott El
1900 S Story Rd
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Haley J El
1100 Schulze Dr
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
John W And Margie Stipes El
3100 Cross Timbers
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Kinkeade Early Childhood
2333 Cameron
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Lamar Middle
219 Crandall Rd
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 809
Nimitz H S
100 W Oakdale
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-5700
High
Total Enrollment 2409
Premier H S Of South Irving
1081 W Shady Grove Rd
ZIP: 75060
(972) 316-3663
High
Total Enrollment 127
Schulze El
1200 S Irving Hts Dr
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Townley El
1030 W Vilbig St
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 731
Uplift Education - Infinity Preparatory Middle Sch
1401 S Macarthur Blvd, Ste 500
ZIP: 75060
(469) 621-9200
Middle
Total Enrollment 510
Uplift Education - Infinity Preparatory Pri
1401 S Macarthur Blvd, Ste 500
ZIP: 75060
(469) 621-9200
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Wheeler Transitional And Developmental Center
1600 E Shady Grove
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-3750
Wheeler Transitional And Developmental Sec Ctr
1600 Shady Grove
ZIP: 75060
(972) 600-3750
Austin Middle
825 E Union Bower Rd
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 994
Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center
101 E Union Bower Rd
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-6140
High
Total Enrollment 398
Barton El
2931 Conflans Rd
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Crockett Middle
2431 Hancock St
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 911
Davis El
310 Davis Ave
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 880
Gilbert F M El
1501 E Pioneer Dr
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 811
Good El
1200 E Union Bower Rd
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
Irving H S
900 N Oconnor Rd
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-6300
High
Total Enrollment 2429
Keyes El
1501 N Britain Rd
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
Lady Bird Johnson Middle
3601 W Pioneer
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1002
Lively El
1800 E Plymouth Dr
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 891
Lorenzo De Zavala Middle
707 W Pioneer Rd
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 860
Pierce Early Childhood
901 N Britain
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Secondary Reassign Ctr
3207 W Pioneer
ZIP: 75061
(972) 600-4600
Other
Brandenburg El
2800 Hillcrest Dr
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 918
Clifton Early Childhood
3950 Pleasant Run
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Farine El
615 Metker Rd
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Haley T El
3601 Cheyenne St
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 863
Hanes El
2730 Cheyenne St
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Johnston El
2801 Rutgers Dr
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 847
Lee El
1600 Carlisle St
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 728
Macarthur H S
3700 N Mac Arthur Blvd
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-7200
High
Total Enrollment 2759
Travis Middle
1600 Finley Rd
ZIP: 75062
(972) 600-0100
Middle
Total Enrollment 997
Universal Academy
2616 N Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 75062
(972) 255-1800
Other
Total Enrollment 756
Bush Middle
515 Cowboys Pkwy
ZIP: 75063
(972) 968-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Freeman El
8757 Valley Ranch Pkwy
ZIP: 75063
(972) 968-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Landry El
265 Red River Trl
ZIP: 75063
(972) 968-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Las Colinas El
2200 Kinwest Pkwy
ZIP: 75063
(972) 968-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Manara Academy
8201 Tristar Dr
ZIP: 75063
(972) 304-1155
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Ranchview H S
8401 Vly Ranch Pkwy E
ZIP: 75063
(972) 968-5000
High
Total Enrollment 843
Valley Ranch El
9800 Rodeo Dr
ZIP: 75063
(214) 496-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 638

Irving Private Schools

Miss Bloomingdales Academy
5100 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 75039
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Primrose School Of Las Colinas
700 Fluor Dr
ZIP: 75039
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Berean Christian Academy
1000 E 6th St
ZIP: 75060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Childrens Discovery Center
403 South Main St
ZIP: 75060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Luke Catholic School
1023 Schulze Dr
ZIP: 75060
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
Stonegate Christian Academy
2833 W Shady Grove Rd
ZIP: 75060
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 88
Holy Family Of Nazareth School
2323 Cheyenne St
ZIP: 75062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
Islamic School Of Irving
2555 Esters Rd
ZIP: 75062
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 348
Montessori School Of Las Colinas
4961 N O Connor Rd
ZIP: 75062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Redeemer Montessori School
2700 Warren Cir
ZIP: 75062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
The Highlands School
1451 E Northgate Dr
ZIP: 75062
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 392
The Sloan School
3131 N O Connor Rd
ZIP: 75062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Wesleyan Academe
1615 W Airport Fwy
ZIP: 75062
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
I Montessori School
1121 Kinwest Pkwy Ste 150
ZIP: 75063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
New Age Montessori School Of Valley Ranch
321 Cimarron Trl
ZIP: 75063
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
Pierce Private Day School
9930 Valley Ranch Pkwy W
ZIP: 75063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Valley Ranch Kindercare
504 Ranch Trl
ZIP: 75063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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